THOUGHTS ON PAINTING
In the days of the Incan empire, the Toucan was a symbol of self-expression and self-acceptance. The toucans that are seen in the Toucans painting are as colorful and robust as they are in the wild with their extravagant feathers and large, prominent beaks that they are known for. Toucans, with their colorful appearances and hard-to-miss silhouettes, seems to speak to a deeply held desire to have the artist's presence noticed; it conveys the need to not only be seen for who they really are but also to be listened to, heard and understood as well.
GETTING TO KNOW OLGA DARCHUK
Having already found her still life works in a gallery by the young and impressive age of five, Olga Darchuk is an artist whose creative process was steeped and fine-tuned from childhood. Her work is a fantastic display of color and life in all forms, and she takes inspiration from a number of different sources. Her work presents itself in the form of colorful animals to cityscapes to natural places in the wild, presenting a full spectrum of artistic expression that anyone can appreciate.